Seeking Candidates To Join ʻĀkoʻakoʻa

Shaping Reef Resilience and Community Engagement

ʻĀkoʻakoʻa diver
Career Opportunities at ʻĀkoʻakoʻa

Join Our Mission: Current Open Positions

Explore the diverse career opportunities available with ʻĀkoʻakoʻa and become a part of our dynamic team committed to coral reef restoration. Roles range from marine operations to scientific research and beyond, each contributing to the health of Hawaiʻi's reefs.

If there are no current openings, we encourage you to check back regularly for future opportunities to join our mission.

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Business Operations Specialist

Our Center seeks a reliable and organized individual to serve as part-time Business Operations Specialist to support our growing programs. Under the direct supervision of the Center Director and Assistant Director, this position will be essential in supporting the people, assets, and vendors working within the ʻĀkoʻakoʻa Restoration Program. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem-solver and highly organized to keep track of expenses, vendors, relationships, and assets using budgeting, accounting, and task management systems. They will have basic knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of accounting, budgeting, and inventory management. They will also have knowledge of basic project management, coordinating activities, and establishing priorities. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written.

Research Vessel Operator (ReVO)

Our Center seeks to build a team of part-time experienced, highly motivated and reliable individuals to serve as Research Vessel Operators (ReVO) with documented capabilities in marine operations, vessel handling and towing, and diver safety support. The best candidates take ownership of their role and the program and seek to improve our operations in every way possible.